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Grant Preparation Tools

We have started collecting below various resources that we hope will help guide you as you prepare a grant application. Whether you are a seasoned grant writer or just beginning on this venture, our office would like to help you find the information you need (or that you might not know you need!). If you have questions about the resources below, please feel free to contact us.

RO1 and K Awards

Evaluation of your Specific Aims: Questions to Ask as You Review.

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K Awards

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) primary grant mechanism for supporting new and mid-career investigators is the Mentored Career Development Award or " K Award." A letter of support from your mentor must accompany your application and can certainly make or break your chances of receiving the award. We provide here a sample letter of support that contains all the elements of a strong mentor support letter. A budget for your research project must also be submitted. We also provide here a sample budget template that will assist you to complete that element of the grant submission process. 

Link to NIH SRF 424 Application Guide.


Another type of NIH award is the National Research Service Award ("NRSA"). NRSA individual fellowships support predoctoral and postdoctoral training of individuals undertaking biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training

As part of its research mission to understand and improve treatments of disease, BIDMC understands that the medical center and its researchers have a responsibility to abide by the laws and regulations that govern federally funded research. As such, BIDMC is committed to the education and training of faculty in the responsible stewardship of federal funds. For an overview of research education training courses at BIDMC and at neighboring institutions please click here.

BIDMC Research & Academic Affairs (R&AA)

Our R&AA Administration team and website are excellent resources as well. R&AA is responsible for research and educational oversight at the medical center and makes available via the web an extraordinary amount of information.

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